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I am on a journey -like you, I'm sure. A personal journey, a spiritual journey. A journey about passions, growth, and living. I don't have a good memory, but I value my experiences. It's very strange when you realize that you are being shaped constantly, but ultimately only remember some of the reasons why you are the person you're becoming. I find that when things resonate within me, writing about them helps me to better develop my opinions about them, and to remember them. Sometimes, it's the simple act of looking back and reminding myself where I've been that is all I need to move forward with confidence. That's why I write. Thank you for joining me.

Monday, August 22, 2011

at home retwist

I retwisted my hair on Friday. I was going to attempt Bantu knots, but I can't find my bobby pins anywhere, and my shortish hair was not cooperating. Retwisting myself was cool, because I could feel that there were lots of locs that were really locking up. It's really exciting! I guess I was really distracted and not being too particular about which direction I laid my locs when I clipped them down. I kept getting interrupted. So, they kind of go everywhere right now. Which is fine. I kinda like them like that. After they were all clipped, I let them air dry for about 5 hours until I had to hurry up and go meet my family for dinner. A couple of minutes and short blasts with the blow dryer, and I was dry. I took these over the weekend.

I'm surprised at how long my hair has gotten over the summer, but also bummed that it has not locked up more than it has. But it seems like since the last time I complained about that, they have locked up quite a bit more. I hope it continues!

It was funny, my mom was asking me why some of my front locs are so much skinnier than the others. When I told her they were started that way, she seemed really confused. I finally figured out that my mom thought that I combed my hair every time I washed it, and that I separated them freshly each time! Haha. It was so funny. I had no idea that she thought that this whole time. She cracks me up. I wonder how many other people think that, too?


  1. Ha ha ha ha.Cute-your mom's confusion. You look great and yep, I can see some more 'locedness' compared to the other pic.Keep going :-)

  2. I like your your moms thought process! I also have locs but I usually let them freefly and do their own thing so I generally have afro-roots. Once, I retwisted and my dear, sweet grandma asked if my mom had relaxed my hair. lol.

  3. Great job on the re-twist - your hair has grown and from the pics, looks like it is locing.

  4. Justjacquidee- that is sooo sweet and funny! Haha. i'm glad my mom's not the only one! ;)

    Thandi & Kareen- thanks for the encouragement, as always!